USC says it’s providing extra counseling services in response to a student’s death on campus

The USC Engemann Student Health Center says it has reached out directly to students affected and is welcoming walk-ins.

The USC Engemann Student Health Center said it is providing extra counseling services in the wake of a student's death on campus Wednesday.

The USC student was found dead in the New North Residential College, according to the USC Department of Public Safety. The Los Angeles Police Department's preliminary investigation "indicated suicide" as the student's cause of death, said DPS Assistant Chief David Carlisle. The student was enrolled in the School of Cinematic Arts, an email from the school's dean, Elizabeth Daley, said.

Robert Mendola, Engemann's executive director for student mental health, said in an email that the center's services are available "to all students affected" and that the center welcomes walk-ins. The offices of Wellness and Threat Services as well as Residential Life have reached out directly to students who were affected by the death. Mendola says Engemann is providing those students with group and individual care.

Counselors visited New North and the School of Cinematic Arts on Wednesday evening to discuss the incident with students, said Beth Shuster, the director of public relations in the Office of the Provost.

Daley said in her email that there would be a memorial service to remember the student. However, the date and time has not been set.

Students feeling depressed, hopeless or that they may harm themselves or others are encouraged to call the Engemann Student Counseling Center at 213-740-7711 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Samuel Skalbania contributed to this report.